Tompkins County living wage sees an ‘unprecedented’ increase

ILR researchers have calculated the 2023 living wage for Tompkins County is nearly 10% higher than in 2022, the highest increase in three decades. The most important factor driving the new figure is the increased cost of housing.

Talk to consider roots of antisemitism, racism, Islamophobia

A Nov. 16 talk sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Arts and Sciences will shed light on the history of hate movements in the U.S.

Hip-hop DJs to share stories and history, Nov. 10 and 11

Internationally renowned DJs will share their personal stories to illuminate the history of hip-hop, Nov. 10 and 11.  

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Student, alumni-run business drives impact in Nigeria

A new business, Crossroads, funds a health clinic and primary school in rural Nigeria, offers economic opportunities to Nigerian artisans and trains Cornell student-entrepreneurs.

Honey-based beverage grabs grand prize at food hackathon

Students were tasked with addressing one of four challenges: creating new dairy products, coming up with more efficient food manufacturing processes, lessening the problem of food waste or creating products to increase knowledge and the use of honey and other bee-pollinated products.

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‘Braiding Sweetgrass’ author to visit campus Nov. 1

Ecologist, MacArthur “genius grant” winner and bestselling author Robin Wall Kimmerer, who has written about Indigenous people’s relationship with the land, will visit campus on Nov. 1

Low-income taxpayer clinic helps farmworkers access tax justice

The practicum – the first of its kind in the country – helps undocumented workers and others resolve their tax complications, with assistance from law and accounting students.

Oct. 26 panel focuses on Israel-Palestine conflict

The Department of Near Eastern Studies offers “Understanding Events in Israel – Palestine” from 5-6:30 p.m. in Room G22 of Goldwin Smith Hall.

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Online learning widens gap for minority students

After the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, students belonging to underrepresented ethnic minority groups struggled to bounce back academically as compared with their non-minority classmates.